M : info@karelverhoeven.be
T : +32 485 14 29 35
Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video and photography.

Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.

Karel Verhoeven

°15 november 1982

Karel Verhoeven is mainly interested in the formal and social use of public and shared places.
Project-wise, he adapts existing places in a playful, sculptural and architectural way.
This can result in a temporary or occasional integrated work, a cluster of situations or a performance.
Next to that, he observes, analyses and reconstructs specific demarcated places.
Like an archaeologist he is looking for hidden material: artefacts, sound and videomaterial.
This material becomes restructured and filtered resulting in a videowork, book, exhibition or performance.

One of the main characters of his work is the hybrid form, shifting between disciplins.
With his background in graphic media, gradually shifting into timebased media, spatial work and performances.
His work is more defined by a certain esthetic and approach rather than a medium.
Verhoeven has a strong affinity with texture, material, pure form and playful gestures.
Often you recognize basis elements from both music and architecture: rhythm, composition and structure.

His first artistic action, a performance and series of integrated works, called Föhn Le Fenêtre,
was shown in 2008 during the festival 'The Game Is Up' in Vooruit.
Since then he regularly exhibits, creates site-specific works,
is involved with co-creativ projects in Belgium and the rest of Europe
and regurarly goes on residencies.

feel free to contact info@karelverhoeven.be or call +32 485 14 29 35


2010 - 2012
Master media art
KASK School Of Arts, Gent (BE)

2004 - 2008
Bachelor art science / media and performance studies
University Of Ghent (BE)

2000 - 2003: Bachelor graphic and digital design
Gent, (BE) + Athlone (IRL)

Projects / work


Topos Sonos - An Echo Of An Island
Performance / audio visual experience
Art Centre Vooruit, Ghent (BE)

Edited Archaeology
Duo presentation
Salon Blanc / Bildnis, Oostende (BE)

Anything Can B_ A Car
Solo exhibition
Bank Gallery Projects, Ghent (BE)


Tom, Jerry And Many More
Groupshow - performance, collaboration
S.M.A.K. Etcetera, Ghent (BE)

A Maiden's Prayer
M HKA inbox, Antwerp (BE)

Anything Can B_ A Car
Camera, Centrel Dei Interes, Cluj (ROU)

Topos Sonos
audiovisual work, performance
in collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
premiere, performance at Mu.ZEE,
within the context of Atelier De Stad, Dansant (organised by KAAP)
supported by School Of Arts and KC Vooruit, Buda, de Werf and iMal, Gent (BE), La Gomera (ESP)

art-integration, public space
De Lovie, Poperinge, (BE)

duo-show BAD-artfair
represented by BANK Projects Gallery, Ghent, BE


BANK project space Gent (BE)

Edited Archaeology
residency at Frans Masereelcentrum Kasterlee (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
permanent in-situ work in public space
concept and artistic realisation
Westerbegraafplaats, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
temporary in-situ work in public space
Kouter, co-produced by Handelsbeurs, Gent (BE)

Topos Sonos Villa Elise
audiovisual work, performance
collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
invited and commissioned by MuZee, Chambre d'O
Oostende (BE), La Gomera (ESP)

Quatre Mains
in-situ project, participatory project
+ permanent integrated artwork
collaboration with and commissioned by
M HKA and nursery home Immaculata Edegem (BE)


The Library Of Peaceful Stories and Objects
in-situ work, participatory project+ publication
project in collaboration with Vredeshuis
selected artist, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Invited and organised by Krakk vzw
within the context of Beaufort 2015, Koksijde (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
temporary in-situ work in public space
in collaboration with zZmogh, primary school Hippo's Hof , Gent (BE) de Munt, Muntpunt, Brussels (BE)
supported by de Koning Boudewijnstichting.

PAROL! Writing And Art Beyond Walls, Beyond Borders
European Art Project, collaboration, exhibitions
curator, coordinator and exhibition designer
Warsaw (PL), Belgrade (RS), Athens (EL), Turin (IT), Tilburg (NL) Oudenaarde, Dendermonde, Brussels, Hoogstraten (BE)

Unedited Architecture
audiovisual work, performance
in collaboration with sound artist Yannick Franck
supported by Fundacion César Manrique (ESP) and Campo (BE)
programmed by Beursschouwburg within the context of Performatik


in-situ work in public space
in collaboration with Tonia In de Kleef, artist with visual impairment
invited by S.M.A.K,
commissioned by Famous and VOB
Antwerp (BE)

Bouwsels, in-situ work
participatory project in public space
in collaboration with Duin en Polders Diksmuide (BE)
commissioned by Kunstwerk(t)

Edited Archaeology
Isola Comacina (IT)

Anything Can B_ A Car
exhibition, participatory project
KC Recyclart, Brussels (BE)

Medium Of Everything
group exhibition
presentation Unedited Architecture
curated by Jerry Galle
Zwarte Zaal, Gent (BE)

Medium Of Everything
presentation Unedited Architecture
curated by Jerry Galle
KASK cinema, Gent (BE)

Umland Group Exhibition
curated by Els Wuyts
CC Belgica, Dendermonde & Villa Olmen, Wieze (BE)


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participatory projects and exhibitions
artistic coordination, exhibition and graphic design.
Brussels (BE)

group exhibition
curated by Koen Vanden Broeck and Adriaan Van Raemdonck.
organised by Kunstwerkt, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen (BE)


It's A Give And Tak
group exhibition
Gallery TTTT, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
Ithaka, Leuven (BE)


Zita Swoon Group
video, graphic work
artistic collaboration
Antwerp (BE) + tour in France, the Netherlands and Swiss

The Colour Of Space
in collaboration with Philippe Allaeys
Alph-expositionroom, Gent (BE)

Scene #1
Second Room, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
nominee artcontest kunstsalon
Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
KASK zwarte zaal, Gent (BE)

Summercamp Elektrified
residency / exhibition
Timelab, Gent (BE)

I Live Here - This is not Bruges Central
group exbibition in public space
Het Entrepot & Brugge Centraal, Brugge (BE)

Time is a book - Time Festival
group exhibition
KC Vooruit & Ladda vzw, Gent (BE)

K&C autotuning Salon - Knive Artfestival
group exhibition
Geraardsbergen (BE))

Föhn le Fenëtre
The Game is Up Festival
performance, presentation
Art for sale, KC Vooruit, Gent (BE)

The Duckhunt Quartet
Entertain_us, Sint-Niklaas (BE)